FEMA Seeks Applicants for Youth Preparedness Council

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FEMA is seeking nominations for participants in the Agency’s Youth Preparedness Council (YPC).

The YPC provides an opportunity for young leaders to serve as a member of a distinguished national council; to complete a youth preparedness project of their choosing; to learn about youth disaster preparedness from the leadership at FEMA and other national organizations dedicated to youth preparedness; to voice their opinions, experiences, and share innovative ideas and solutions; and to participate in the Youth Preparedness Council Summit where the council meets with emergency management leadership to discuss steps to strengthen the nation’s resiliency against all types of disasters.

Anyone between the ages of 12 and 17 who is engaged in individual and community preparedness can apply or be nominated to serve on the Youth Preparedness Council. An individual may apply on his/her own behalf or can be nominated by an adult familiar with his/her youth preparedness activities. Individuals interested in applying must submit a completed application form, a narrative, and a letter of recommendation. The letter of recommendation can be from any adult, including a parent, guardian, community first responder, or teacher.

All applications and supporting materials must be received no later than 11:59 E.D.T. on April 19, 2013 in order to be eligible.

For more information about the Youth Preparedness Council and FEMA’s work on youth preparedness, and to access the application materials, please visit http://www.ready.gov/youth-preparedness

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